Deaths by despair

Death by despair is often related to ACEs. Causes of death by despair include unintentional drug overdoses, intentional self-harm like suicide, or chronic liver disease/cirrhosis. 

These deaths may be preventable with effective behavioral health treatment and services to reduce harm from addiction and address mental health. 

1 of every 20 deaths results from dispair

2,866 DEATHS

Over the 4-Year Period

median age

2,866 DEATHS

Detailed Cause of Death:


Accidental Poisoning
(including drug overdose)


Intentional Self Harm


Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis

Ohio Death Records presented by Summit County Public Health Statewide Mortality Dashboard